Caramel Apple Pie Bites & Box Tops for Education Basket

This is a sponsored conversation about Box Tops For Education written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Yesterday we explained how easy it is to collect Box Tops For Education for your schools, especially with the 5 box bonus available on several Walmart packaging. What a better way to encourage your class to donate theirs as well by giving your teacher a fun basket to collect them. You probably already have a nice basket laying around the house that you can donate for the cause!

teacher gift boxtops

We could not just give this basket empty so we made Caramel Apple Pie Bites using Crescent Rolls. These are super easy and flavorful you will want to make an extra batch for you and one for your teacher.

crescent rolls recipe

Cut a Granny Smith Apple into 8 pieces. I found 2 smaller slices in each roll up worked well too.

Roll out the Pillsbury Crescent rolls and lay them on a piece on a cookie sheet lined with Parchment paper.

caramel apple bites

Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over each triangle.

apple pie bites precooked

Top with chopped pecans, caramel pieces or a mixture of both.

Add a slice or two (if thinner sliced) at the fat end of the crescent roll and roll it up.

rolled crescent rolls

Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar onto of the rolled crescents. Bake.

apple pie bites oven

Once cooled you can fill your teachers Box Top for Education basket first with a colored paper napkin and then a piece of parchment.


Cut out one of these fun labels and hang it from your basket.


Now your teacher not only has a little snack for school but can also display a basket to remind her students  to clip away.


Would this encourage you to clip your box tops too?

Caramel Apple Pie Bites

Caramel Apple Pie Bites

Yield: 24 Bites
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Super easy dessert or breakfast treat made with Crescent rolls


  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, 1/3 tsp cloves
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans and/or caramel bits
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into 8 (1/2-inch) slices
  • 1 8-ounce can Pillsbury Original crescent rolls
  • Cinnamon sugar mixture to dust on rolled crescents.


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon and cloves Set aside.
  4. Melt butter and toss apple slices in butter, set aside.
  5. Arrange crescent roll triangles on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Evenly distribute brown sugar mixture onto each triangle.
  6. Sprinkle each triangle evenly with the chopped pecans and caramel bits or mix them together.
  7. Place an apple slice on the wide end of each triangle. Wrap crescent roll dough around each apple.
  8. Brush each crescent roll with remaining butter. Sprinkle lightly with additional cinnamon and sugar.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 206Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 20mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 22gProtein 2g

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  1. I love this idea! What a great way to promote saving Box Tops for Education!! These look delicious and so easy to make!

  2. Those apple pie bites look really good and I love that they’re easy to eat on the go, too. Such a yummy teacher gift and perfect for fall.

  3. This looks insanely good, but if you add the box tops, that is like winning a jackpot. I love the fact that I don’t have to do much to do something good, when it comes to the box tops

  4. This looks like a great after school snack for my crew! I’ve never thought to wrap apples in crescents before! Great idea!

  5. This would brighten up any teacher’s day. I love how simple this sweet treat is easy to make.

  6. Those look really yummy! I love how simple they are to make too. Caramel apples are one of my favorite fall treats so I will have to try your recipe.

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